Homeopathy will remain on pharmacy shelves, despite review's recommendations

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The Federal Government will allow Australia’s 5500 pharmacies to continue to sell homeopathic quackery alongside evidence-based medicine, despite an independent review calling for a ban to protect patients from being ripped off.

The King Review of remuneration in the pharmacy industry has called for all pharmacies dispensing PBS funded medicine to stop selling homeopathy, saying the products pose an “unacceptable” risk to patients who defer getting effective treatment.

But the Federal Government, which

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